Twitter has been a part of our lives for a long time. You may love it or hate it but nevertheless it has been tightly integrated into our lives. We use Twitter as a private diary, we utilize it for business networking and we love finding creative uses of Twitter. We even use Twitter to travel and to track our weight.
We have been talking so much on Twitter, but do you remember how all that started? Would you like to remember how you first discovered Twitter? Here are a few fun tools for you to do that!
1. What’s Your Twitter Age?
Tweet Years is a nice tool that will take less than a second to show you how many years you have been tweeting. You can easily share your result on Twitter as well.
How long have you been tweeting? works the same way but it will also offer to compare your result with any of your friends:
2. What Was Your First Tweet?
Do you want to check out how you started tweeting? Well, if you haven’t tweeted too much, you are lucky as you can quickly find your first Twitter message using Tweet 1.
However, if you have tweeted more than 3,200 messages, your older tweets won’t be saved by Twitter, so you won’t be able to find them using any tool (not that there’s no tool for that yet, it’s that Twitter doesn’t offer this functionality in the first place).
There’s also Twime Machine that requires a login using Twitter authentication and brings you back in time and shows you the oldest available tweet.
There’s also MyTweet16 that displays first 16 Twitter updates of any user but it has been a bit weird and hasn’t been able to find early tweets of some users for me.
3. Who Was Your First Follower?
One of the best-known tools for finding your first followers was FirstFollower which we reviewed earlier. However I was trying to use it for a couple of days in a row and it always gave me an error. I am not sure if it is still supported as their Twitter account seems to be quite abandoned, so I found another one and it seemed quite fun!
FirstFiveFollowers, as the name suggests, identifies your first 5 followers who joined your feed once you created an account on Twitter (the tool requires Twitter authentication in order to work). What’s more, the tool lets you see if you are still following those users (I wish it could also show if they are still following you as well). You can immediately friend your first followers back or unfollow or block them.
Clicking on any username in your list will bring you to their results – click any name to find out their first five followers. You can also check the last 20 tweets of any Twitter user (this way it is easier to tell if you need to follow your old friend again).
Are there any other fun tools to go back in time and check your past Twitter life? Please let us know in the comments!